Priti Kissen is married to Ravi Kissen—the superstar of Bhojpuri cinema, the man known for his romantic link-ups and more recently known for his entertaining presence in the Bigg Boss house. Here, she talks about being Mrs Ravi Kissen. 'It's very tough being his wife' We fell in love in college and since we were from the same caste, our parents got us married. I wasn’t too happy when he entered the film industry. But my father was secretary to music directors Shankar-Jaikishen and so eventually I adjusted to Ravi’s profession. ‘It's difficult being a film star's wife’ It's not easy putting on a smile when people are linking your husband with other women. But I choose to stand by him. And I’m sure every star wife — be its Jaya Bachchan, Gauri Khan or Sussanne Roshan — goes through this. They would be lying if they say they don’t feel anything when something is written or talked about their husbands. 'He has the gift of the gab' That’s why he is a hit with the girls. He is charming and any woman would want him to be part of her life. 'I have never confronted the women' Do I need to? It’s they who have walked up to me and tried to clarify or justify their position. ‘I feel sad too’ I do cry for having to put up with the gossip around him. I also wonder sometimes if he values what I have given to our marriage, in looking after his home and his children. Being a homemaker is a 24x7 job while his life revolves only around his films and sets. 'I tease him about his link-ups' I tell him, ‘Jaao apni list aur lambi karo, vapas toh tumhe ghar par hi aana hai’. I am not a weak person. I just have the strength to tolerate everything. I want my daughters to know that you need to be tolerant in relationships. ‘I will walk out of the marriage if I want to’ I know I can do it. I am not in the marriage for the children. I am in it because I have seen him struggle to get wherever he is today. I know his profession comes with a lot of baggage and I am willing to share it with him.. I know someday he’ll realise my worth.
First Published: Jan 06, 2007 13:27 IST